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June Goals.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

1. Weigh in only once per week.
2. Track all food.
3. Exercise daily, at least 1 mile walk. I can commit to that.
4. Eat only when hungry.
5. No more mindless snacking!
6. Aim to lose 8-10 lb. but don't focus solely on the number.
7. Measure all food consumed.
8. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
9. Celebrate non-scale victories!

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GINGERPAWZ 6/4/2012 11:55PM

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Take Care,


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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 6/4/2012 2:38PM


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BEATLETOT 6/3/2012 12:48PM

    These are great goals! You can do this!

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FITGRL124 6/3/2012 11:28AM


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Hello, Sparkers!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Happy June! I am not where I'd planned to be at this time, but I am still optimistic for the future. I am hopeful. Unbeknown to me, I have been on medication that causes weight gain up to 30 pounds. Since the 5% challenge, I have gained 12.5 pounds. In a month. I am now 150.5, per my last weight in yesterday.

But today is a new day! Now that I know the reason for this seemingly unexplainable weight gain, I CAN better fight it! I am going to exercise more and try and eat healthier. The goal will be to be a little hungry when I go to bed, but not ravenous.

I am looking forward to future success. I feel good. It was raining but I still went out this morning and walked. I am going to go on another one when the rain stops! The goal is for 3 miles today, which I will reach after my next planned walk.

I am also going to start back on the 30 Day Shred. I know exercise is the key for me, since I have never really done it regularly before. I want to be healthier, I want to be more fit, and I want to be comfortable in my own skin. Being this heavy - the heaviest I have been in my entire life - is a shock. Maybe I needed that?

I saw this on a fellow Sparker's blog, and loved the message, so I will share it with you!

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FITGRL124 6/1/2012 8:52PM

    I am glad that you found out about the medicine! Is there a different medication that you could switch to though? If not, fight it with exercise!!!!

I love the quote! emoticon

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I am Done Dieting.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I am so over this whole dieting thing. I try and change my diet so severely every day and always fail. Like, daily. So I am done dieting.

I planned today's food in advance, but I am eating what I want, no matter how many carbohydrates it has. I miss fruit! I miss sugar! I can eat in moderation if I make an effort to, and be a lot happier.

I am sorry I have been missing in action for a while, but I am back and going strong starting today! I am beginning to get back into exercise.

What I mean by that is I have walked twice in the past week. I had gotten out of the habit and exercise had become a chore I hated doing!

In other news, my new mattress is arriving today, along with my new coffee table and two end tables! I am so excited! I can't wait. Now I get to go all gung-ho cleaning up for the new arrivals.

Also, another good bit of news: I got accepted into the clinicals for nursing school and start in the fall! I already registered for classes. In 2 years, I will be an RN!

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FITGRL124 5/23/2012 8:28PM

    New furniture - ooh that sounds fun!!!

Yep - dieting is for the birds! Eat everything you want in moderation.

emoticon on being accepted to the RN program. emoticon

AND - what a great picture!!! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SUPERMOUSE35 5/23/2012 8:54AM


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MONAKIN314 5/23/2012 8:33AM

    Congrats on Nursing School! and Welcome back to the wagon! You can do it!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 5/23/2012 5:32AM

    I love getting new furniture,

Good luck getting back on the wagon :)

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PRINCESSAA12 5/23/2012 5:22AM

    Wow. Congrats future RN. :)

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BIGDOG18 5/23/2012 5:06AM


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Well, I'm still here! I have been tracking my food somewhat, and starting to get somewhat back on track. My mood seems to be better.

I was started on some new medication which originally helped me stick to my diet, but now that the adjustment period is over, I can't seem to stick to anything for a single DAY. It is crushing my self-esteem. I don't know where that unshakable resolve went! I did induction on Atkins, lost like 7-9 pounds, and have been a yo-yo ever since.

It really feels bad to fail every day. Day in and day out, after trying so hard. I don't know what's wrong with me.

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FITGRL124 5/12/2012 8:33AM

    I agree with LA.Princess - you should throw out diets all together. Sometimes when we do "diets" the need for perfection arises. In this need for perfection, we are hard on ourselves when we "fail." However, what is failing? If you eat a piece of chocolate, did you fail? If you have a coke, did you fail? If you are tired and don't workout, are you a failure? The answer to all of these questions are NO! You are human. We're all human. You deserve to treat yourself better.

Think about this for a minute. If you have a SP friend beating themselves up in a blog about all the things that they did to "ruin" their nutrition or telling themselves how bad they were that they didn't workout one day or one week, what would you say? How would you respond to them? I'm pretty sure you would say - it's okay. Don't be hard on yourself. Get back on track with the next meal or the next workout.

Okay then - why are you so hard on yourself? Is it because you expect yourself to be perfect; to always eat 100% clean; to workout every single day? I think you need to take time to reflect on what put you here in the first place? No one is 100% perfect so throw those diets out the window. Just do the best you can 80-90% of time and enjoy life the other 10%. So what if it takes a little bit longer to reach your goal, this is about a healthier lifestyle not a number on a scale.

You need to BELIEVE in yourself. YOU are WORTH this! YOU can DO this! YOU are STRONG!

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L.A.PRINCESS 5/11/2012 5:54PM

    I think you should forget about diets. Just feed your body healthy foods, log your minutes, and drink lots of water. Try stepping away from the big picture for a little while and just focus on each day as a little mission. emoticon
You have to stay positive. I had a terrible week but I'm not letting it bring me down and today has been great.

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ALLIEALLIE2 5/11/2012 2:56PM

    I assure you there is nothing wrong with you! Cheer up!! Focus, today is a brand new day, clean slate!! emoticon

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Quick update.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Today is my first day on second shift. Wish me luck!

I haven't had much to blog about lately, but I am having some problems with my diet. STILL. I don't know how I got so off track. But today is a new day!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 5/2/2012 11:54AM

    well, let's find a way to get back ON track. What seems to be the trigger?

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ARNETTELEE 5/2/2012 3:58AM

  Good luck....with your second shift.

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